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Flammable chemical leaks at business in north St. Louis

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NORTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -

Firefighters were on the scene of a chemical leak at a business in north St. Louis Wednesday night.

A container with 300 gallons of organic peroxide was leaking aboard a trailer at XPO Logistics in the 8300 block of Hall. Firefighters said the chemical is highly flammable.

The leak occurred around 7: 05 p.m when someone poked a hole in a container on a trailer. The trailer was later moved to the back of the building.

All the employees were placed on lockdown and taken into an office area of the business. 

The Hazardous Materials Task Force responded. 

Crews gave the all-clear after cleaning up the chemical early Thursday morning.

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